Wellsville, NY - Walter P. Cole Sr., 75, of 4483 Niles Hill Road passed away on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at the home of his son in Friendship. He was born July 8, 1939 in Wellsville, the son of the late Peter and Lena (Johnson) Cole. On October 14, 1960 in Angelica he married Alice M. Demick who predeceased him on January 2, 1998.
Walter was a graduate of Wellsville High School. He was first employed at Scoville Brown Grocery in Wellsville for several years and later for Macler Industries in Friendship; until his retirement. He played football and wrestled in High School and enjoyed bowling throughout his life.
He is survived by three sons, Donald (Robin) Cole of Friendship, Walter Cole Jr. and Brian (Judy) Cole both of Wellsville, nine grandchildren, Jacob, Jessica, Jenna, Donny, Joshua, Doug, Hollie, and Justin Cole and Carina Miles, 11 great grandchildren, one sister, Lucille Hackett of Wellsville as well as several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased in addition to his parents and wife by one brother, Irwin Cole and two sisters, Phyllis Cole and Alice Vandruff.
Friends are invited to call on Thursday, (September 11, 2014) from 12 noon to 2:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will follow at 2:00 pm in the funeral home with Pastor Calvin Densmore presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.